Keep Bristol Beautiful has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Keep Bristol Beautiful strives to beautify their city through planting trees and flowers, and by bringing community members together to work on projects. They will invite volunteers, including Boy Scouts and civic organizations, to install the plants and implement cleaning retreats at local parks. With the grant funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful, they will purchase cleanup and gardening supplies, as well as trees and flowers. Their hope is to increase environmental awareness and continue to keep their community clean and aesthetically pleasing for local residents and visitors. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 30 in Thirty Grants to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.